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Contemporary Policing, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Contemporary Policing programme at Anglia Ruskin University will help you advance your career in the police service. Explore the key challenges facing police in today’s rapidly changing world, and develop enhanced critical and research skills to help tackle them.

About

Developed for serving police officers and staff, the Contemporary Policing programme at Anglia Ruskin University will give you a critical perspective on key aspects of policing theory and practice. As well as developing your research skills, you will cover three main policing strands: public protection; digital; and leadership, management and change.

The course has been designed to address key issues and challenges facing policing today. Benefitting from the expertise from many of our University’s faculties, and supported by our Policing Institute for the Eastern Region, it will help you develop your skills in critical analysis and research methodology, allowing you to identify, reflect on and critically engage with evidence-informed policy and practice.

By exploring relationships between and within different academic disciplines, you will discover how they can be applied to the police service both as an organisation and in its working practices, and gain insights into current policing priorities. You will also develop a critical understanding of the key issues affecting the police service in our rapidly changing society, including police accountability, effectiveness and performance, and organisational transformation.

Careers

If you are a serving police officer or member of related staff, our MA Contemporary Policing will help you to advance your career and equip you for senior management roles in policing or other related criminal justice organisations. With modules designed in consultation with police researchers and practitioners you will develop an in-depth and systematic understanding of core topics affecting the modern police service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching Police and Policing
  • Policing in a Digital World
  • Policing and Public Protection
  • Major Project
  • Police Culture, Management and Change (optional for the Fellowship route)
  • Work Based Project (Fellowship route only)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • 12 months, 15 months, 24 months part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Candidates for admission would normally have a first degree of at least a good upper second in any discipline. However, this course has been designed for serving professionals in the police and related professions/work sectors, who will be considered for their suitability on the basis of APEL (recognition of prior learning), using the principles outlined by the College of Policing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6550 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3750 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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